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Thumb every congregation needs a little conflict

book

The title grabs the attention of readers to address what Bullard says is “the number one growth industry of Christian congregations: conflict.” George Bullard is an experienced ministry coach and...

Thumb church administration

book

The business of congregations and religious nonprofits is ministry - not business. Yet leaders of such institutions still have to make plans, manage operations, and lead others. Research suggests...

Thumb church administration handbook

book

This comprehensive resource will help those responsible for congregational administration to organize and implement a wide variety of programs. The book is packed with practical, time-tested...

Thumb american grace

book

Putnam and Campbell make the case that religion still strengthens the American common good, particularly in the way many religious people, despite deep cultural divisions, practice tolerance and...

Thumb barada associates

organization

Thousands of crimes against children occur within the walls of churches and youth centers in the U.S. every year. Congregations must be diligent and exercise care in the screening and selection of...

Thumb the worship sourcebook

book

This book is an excellent supplement to your own tradition’s worship book. Or, if you represent a non-denominational community and you seek a rich collection of prayers and other components of...

Thumb celebration of discipline

book

“Superficiality is the curse of our age.” And, so begins this Christian classic, originally published in 1998, by Quaker pastor and spiritual formation pioneer Richard Foster. Hailed by many as the...

Thumb family ministry

book

“The focus of family ministry is to help Christians live their faith in and through their families.” With this declaration, Diana Garland, university teacher, parent and grandparent, embarks on a...

Thumb twelve keys

book

Now in its second edition, this book offers practical guidelines and tools to help congregations claim and expand upon their strengths and become stronger and healthier. Kennon Callahan is a...

Thumb crucial accountability

book

A co-worker misses the newsletter deadline - every month. A key volunteer regularly over-promises and under-delivers. Board members behave badly in meetings. And nobody says a word. When the...

Thumb nata journal

periodical

The National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) is an active professional network of Reform Jewish Synagogue Executive Directors. The network publishes a twice-yearly journal with...

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article

Warring factions that vie for control. A community conflict that bled into the congregation and estranged long-time members. Lingering resentments over a clergy-parish conflict. If your...

Thumb keeing our sacred trust

web resource

The issue of clergy sexual misconduct is on the mind of virtually every congregational leader today. Keeping Our Sacred Trust is an online training program for preventing clergy sexual misconduct....

Thumb falling upward

book

The message that “falling” is the way to spiritual growth can seem counterintuitive. Yet, in this small volume, priest and sage Richard Rohr argues that falling, or failure, is really the only way...

Thumb the jewish lights

book

Fifty of the foremost Jewish spiritual leaders have pooled together their thoughts on “all things Jewish spirituality” in this single volume. Whether a person is just curious, intently searching...

Thumb alive now

periodical

Published since 1971 and with more than 29,000 current subscribers, Alive Now is a devotional magazine that nurtures the spiritual lives of individuals who are eager to engage with God. Described...

Thumb us religious landscape survey

web resource

This website contains abundant information culled from the Pew Forum’s work on the U.S. Religious Landscape. Based on interviews with more than 35,000 adults, this research specifies the religious...

Thumb arda

web resource

Demographic information for congregations is readily available, sometimes free and sometimes for a price. The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) is the best free website of religious...

Thumb religion in america blog

web resource

Sometimes, information and conversation about religion in America shows up in unlikely places. Such an unlikely place is the blogosphere represented by The Huffington Post. An entire section of...

Thumb r   e

web resource

Have you found yourself in a conversation about something regarding religion and the news and been off balance because you didn’t know enough of the story? When online news blurbs and USA Today...

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